6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sick Leave

If you have seen my Dailymile Profile lately you know that I have not run since the Capital City Half Marathon on May 20th!!!  Well except for the very brief jaunts in the Video :)  That is well over a week!!

What happened?

I caught Typhoid

OK not really but I caught the worst Cold/Flu/Gunk that I have ever had.  I was the Bus Captain for an event at work on Friday before the Half, apparently the carrier Monkey was on-board because about 10 of the 19 people on the bus came down with the same plight and were on Sick Leave multiple days.  I think the cold hit at mile 10 of the Half and caused my chills...


Nausea and Vomiting (on Saturday)
Running nose
Plugged up sinuses
Coughing Fits
Sore Throat
Light Headed
Fluid in Lungs
and on and on

It is pure Misery!!  And poor Muscle Man caught it too.  We spent the holiday weekend on the couch resting and trying to avoid getting our kiddos sick with multiple hand washings and sending them to play away from us.  I generally try to run through sickness but this is different, it hurts to breathe.  I keep thinking I am going to get better, so I have not gone to the Dr., but I have not improved much at all.  With a Relay this weekend I am getting nervous.  I have lived off of Chicken Noodle Soup and Orange juice, but I have no appetite.. Taking my vitamins and getting plenty of rest... but it hangs on... I feel like my immune system is crap since having kids, I always seem to catch the crud!!

Wish me luck!!  I have a Business Trip for 2 day and a Relay to make it through.  I need to get better ASAP..

Hope to be back and Running soon :(

Cough Cough Cough.... BLECH!!!


Unknown said...

You mean you really didn't run 10 miles with AJ? Hehe.

I hope you feel better soon. There's too much fun running in June to look forward to.

Michelle said...

Oh Mel - I had that crud! It lasted almost 2 wks and I still can't hear out of my left ear. Hope you start to feel better soon - and I urge you...go see your doc!

H Love said...

Feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

oh no! Sending you super fast healing thoughts!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I hope you feel better--sounds like you have been off your game for a while--no fun!!

Runningmyspace said...

Feel better soon Mel...Hoping for the best!!